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Catawba River

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Address: Charlotte, NC
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Great place to spend a sunny afternoon

have canoed and kayaked down several segments of this river. don't go when the river is too low. you'll end up having to get out and walk your boat down.

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

have canoed and kayaked down several segments of this river. don't go when the river is too low. you'll end up having to get out and walk your boat down.

Thank hdob
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

First off, there really is no "river" due to the dams at Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake and Lake Wylie. The river is most river like north of the Riverbend area on Mountain Island Lake and south of the Mountain Island Lake dam. These areas, and Mountain Island Lake, are pretty good for flat water kayaking and OK for stand-up... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We visited the Catawba Cultural Center in Rock Hill. The Center boasts gorgeous trails that lead right to the river which is often used by the Catawba people. The scenery was breathtaking and serene. I hated to leave. So beautiful.

Thank Kelly J
Tega Cay, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2013

I decided to go mountain biking after school one day so I came down to the river walk since they were the closest trails. The trails were not very well marked and I ended up going the wrong way a bunch of times and it was almost impossible to tell which trail was which. The trails themselves were not very... More 

1 Thank Jeremy R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Nothing special if your looking to relax then this may be a good place for you. Just keep an eye out for Copper Heads

1 Thank Joshua H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Where is flows into Lake Wylie is the best part. But up-river there are a few watering holes (no! I mean restaurants/bars!) that are quite nice. Such a shame the fish camp by the bridge over to Belmont on Wilkinson has closed down, it was a wonderful place on a summer evening to catch the setting sun as it slips... More 

1 Thank Swissfellow
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

It is a great 4 mile walk by the river there is also a put in site for cannoes and kyaks. You will get great views of the river plus birds and other wild life and people on the river..

1 Thank routeguyFortMillSc
Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

It is a nice place to kayak if you do it on a weekend when the dam has a release. Watch for rocks and shoals. Can be treacherous at some places on the river.

Thank Kathy H
Cramerton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2013

We canoed here recently in the fall and had a nice time. had to get out of the canoe a few times to get over rocks. Surprised no one has made this an enterprise for canoeing.

Thank Omer S
Conover, North Carolina
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160 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

I enjoy the outdoors and the water. The fish werent biting, but enjoyed being near the water and being out of doors. Great for boating,fishing and swimming in some areas.

Thank loretta8315

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